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Wagga Wagga is the gateway and hub for Regional NSW. As the largest regional city in NSW with over 65,000 people, Wagga Wagga attracts both local and international visitors. With fruit picking, horseback riding, museums, national parks, fine dining, and more on offer, it is easy to see why Wagga Wagga is the fastest growing Airbnb location in Australia. With an ancient history stretching back over 60,000 years, the Wiradjuri people have made the area that Wagga Wagga now resides home for countless generations. This history has resulted in many historical Aboriginal sites that are available to tour. However, Wagga Wagga is more than just a stop on the way; it is a holiday location of its very own. With your car hire, you have access to some of the best wineries, orchards, produce, countryside locations and more. The city sits around a 5-hour drive from Sydney and 2 and a half hours from Canberra.
There are days' worth of activities in the city and surrounding Riverina region. Take in some culture at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, see some nature in the botanical gardens, visit the parks, museums and farms that make Wagga Wagga the perfect Australian countryside town.
Wagga Wagga (or just Wagga to the locals) has many pristine natural locations to soak up and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The best place to start is the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, with 22 hectares of flora and fauna. The gardens include a mini zoo, aviary, playground and a number of different garden exhibits.
Take a leisurely walk through the Chinese Pavilion, Shakespearean Garden, the native section and Bamboo Garden. But the top attraction for many is the mini railway. Known as the Willans Hill Miniature Railway, it has operated for the past 40 years, stretching for three kilometres, over three bridges, two tunnels and across some splendid natural botanical scenery. Be sure to plan carefully, as the train only runs on the first and third Sundays of the month.
In Wagga Wagga you might want to hit the beach - hang on, the beach? Wagga Wagga is hours from the ocean, but that doesn’t stop the locals. Wagga Beach is located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, a 5km drive from the CBD. A perfect picnic spot, with barbeques, a playground for the kids and coach parking. Wagga Beach is part of the Wiradjuri walking trail if you’re looking to stretch your legs, but sitting by the river and watching the water is also a great way to experience the beach.
Wagga Wagga is known for its excellent produce, so why not pick some yourself at Bidgee Strawberries and Cream. Make a day of it and pick strawberries so fresh and chemical-free you don’t even need to wash them. While you’re there, try the chocolate-dipped strawberries and sorbet; if you have a sweet tooth, you’re bound to have a good time.
Wagga Wagga has a few museums too. Learn about the history of the area at the Museum of the Riverina. The ‘Made in Wagga’ exhibition details the city's history, identities, industries and businesses.
Fly on down to the RAAF base, a heritage centre that documents the RAAF history in the Riverina region. With jets, planes, RAAF artefacts and more. Upgraded in the mid-2000s, it has become a popular tourist spot for aircraft enthusiasts and the general public.
Whatever your plans are in Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region, a car hire opens the possibilities. Travel the vast area at your leisure. Stop at the spots most interesting to you and experience the best of Regional NSW.